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5 Ways to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month

Debra Carpenter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Debra Carpenter

November is designated as National Entrepreneurship Month (NEM), a time to celebrate the men and women who have the courage to take smart risks in business, enriching and innovating our lives with the results of their efforts.

How to Have a Great Relationship and Business

Amy Wright | Posted 12.25.2014 | Small Business
Amy Wright

Maybe it was being a business owner, who worked from home like a crazy person and didn't have that face-to-face interaction every day with people, with actual adult conversation that made me less confident.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

How Good Are Your Acting Skills?

Mike Harden | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Mike Harden

To be truly great at running your organization, you are always "on." You are always in the spotlight with your employees, customers, investors and anyone else with whom you come into contact.

7 Questions to Tame Your To-Do List

Maria Ross | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Maria Ross

I used to live by this mantra. But in today's world of 24/7 smart phone access, juggling business/kids/relationship/self-care/community and an avalanche of data coming at us, it's not really sound advice for entrepreneurs or small business owners to stay sane.

3 Signs of You Becoming a Thought Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

The phrase thought leader instantly sparks up names like Timothy Ferriss, Guy Kawasaki, and all the successful bloggers throughout the World. I'm not ...

The 4 Types of Viral Content: A Study Based on 300 Social Media Accounts

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The 4 Types Of Viral Content - A Study Based on 300 Social Media Accounts Recently our team at Computan studied 300 social media accounts on Facebo...

5 Small Business SEO Tips You Can Implement In-House Right Now

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Every small business owner should implement search engine optimization into his or her online marketing strategy, but many shy away because they think they need a huge budget to get started. An effective and complete strategy will cost money, but that doesn't mean you have to sit idle until you can afford to hire an SEO agency.

5 Simple Stress Relievers For The Small Business Owner

Perry Paolini | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Perry Paolini

You don't have to live your life as a veritable ball of stress when you own a business. There are several steps you can take to ensure that you tackle each new day with a clear mind and calm attitude.

Business and Youth: Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

James Parsons | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
James Parsons

If you ask almost any business owner, the most difficult part of growing a company is in the startup years. Know that you're not alone, and get good at jumping over the many hurdles that are headed your way.

Is Bigger Always Better?

Kait Sawyer | Posted 12.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kait Sawyer

With the holidays just around the corner and gift giving at the forefront of my mind, I'm making a conscious effort this year to buy and create thoughtful gifts for the most important people in my life. Don't worry, I will still make time to browse the Target ad on Thanksgiving Day.

Why SBA Loans Are a Lot Harder to Obtain After the Great Recession

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

One of the reasons that (expensive) alternative loans like merchant cash advances became so popular was because banks dramatically reduced their small business lending after the great recession.

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.

When This Mom Couldn't Find What She Needed To Help Her Autistic Daughter, She Created A Site That Could

Posted 10.22.2014 | MarloThomas

"One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Don't Negotiate Your Way Out of Negotiating

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Remember, it is also OK to walk away from a deal. If you are not able to work with the other party down to your dollar comfort zone, then walk away from the deal.

5 Ways to Create an Authentic Ecommerce Experience

Ian Mills | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Ecommerce has, without doubt, become a highly competitive business environment. There are a lot of businesses in the marketing place, the larger playe...

How to Rebrand Without Losing Your Mind

Heather Piedmont | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Heather Piedmont

It was just this September when I awoke teary-eyed and with a strong shudder, I wasn't cold..my soul had finally come to the reason why my recent bus...

7 Ways to Increase Your Social Media Engagement

Bianca Rothschild | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Bianca Rothschild

Establishing authentic relationships and connecting with key players in your industry is not only a great way to make new friends and boost credibility, but it also helps you to access a wider network of people and amplify your own message.

The Secret Ingredient Propelling UK's Emerging Chocolate Makers to Success

Julie Niehoff | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

All three of these success stories share some key points. All had humble beginnings that have not been forgotten. All took the leap, dared to believe they could make something that people would buy.

How The First National Podcasting Conference Launched With A $30,000 Kickstarter Campaign

John Corcoran | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Dan Franks knew 24 hours into his first Kickstarter campaign that they were on to something. Franks and a couple of co-founders had decided to hol...

Designing Reflective Gear for Cyclists #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

In high school, Michael Cherman, 23, knew he wanted to be a clothing designer. He made shirts and sold them out of the back of his car. His dream led him to Parsons, but he stayed only a year.

Here's a Round-Up of Small Business Surveys That'll Cheer You Up

Gene Marks | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

There is some good news. There is one group of people out there feeling successful and optimistic, even in the midst of all these alarming events. Who are these naïve, yet hearty souls?

How to Get Your 15-Minutes of Fame (and Extend It)

Brian Horn | Posted 12.20.2014 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Has one of your career or business accomplishments gained you a moment in the sun? Learn how to extend your fifteen minutes of fame and use it as a platform for future growth and opportunities.

3 Things Teaching Yoga Taught Me About Business

Tova Payne | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Tova Payne

You know yoga is meant to awaken us, to enlighten -- which simply means to turn on the light. And it does this because it is so confronting. Well, let me tell you it is, and so is business.

Can Higher Consciousness Deliver Higher Profits?

J V Crum III | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

In the world that most of us grew up in, these seem to be conflicting values--are profits and consciousness even related? At first glance, they seem to be values that need to balance each other out.